In a galaxy far, far away…or maybe just Walt Disney World – a Star Wars resort is being created. That’s right, devoted Star Wars fans! A new resort is coming to Disney in 2022 (as the website now states after multi-month delays due to the pandemic in the special May the 4th update) called the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. It’s opening right behind Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This cruise-like attraction will be a highly immersive, 2-Night adventure fit for the biggest Star Wars fans willing to make the ultimate splurge.

The Starcruiser is supposed to be a separate and more luxurious experience than Galaxy’s Edge. Upon arrival at a terminal, guests will enter a launch pod and make the trip through space to meet up with the luxury cruiser called the Halcyon from the Chandrila Star Line fleet. From there, passengers will get the chance to explore all areas of the ship, such as the Bridge in which guests can help navigate the ship or the Silver C Lounge, presumably a bar and out-of-this-world dining experience.

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New information about the experience was brought to light recently regarding the new resort through The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge book. According to the Disney blog Inside the Magic, the book reveals that guests will be able to have dinner and a show, tour the ship, take on missions from the Resistance or the First Order and even train with a lightsaber. Concept art on the Disney website shows that we may be looking at holograms at the Silver C lounge. However, concept art from The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge also provides us a look at a restaurant aboard the Halcyon, which appears to have a stage and possibly live performers.

The total immersion aspect was explored in Galaxy’s Edge but now may be fully realized thanks to the development of this one-of-a-kind resort. Not only will this appease major fans of the franchise, but it will also be one of the park’s best moneymakers. Prices aren’t confirmed yet, but it could start as high as $3,000 per person if their cruise line packages could be used as a frame of reference. On top of this, the resort will probably be extremely exclusive, considering how few passenger cabins the construction plans reveal it will have. According to the Disney Tourist Blog, it will most likely only have around 100 rooms available.

If the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort plans to open in 2022, we’ll most likely hear updates later when health directives die down and the masks can come off. You may even hear an update from back here as my husband and I will attempt to go back to Disney and Galaxy’s Edge at least once every 3 to 5 years, with the Galactic Starcruiser as a lofty goal. After our experiences with immersive theme parks, paying for such an experience would be worth it.

First stop? The Silver-C lounge for some drinks to celebrate our short but sweet vacation. I would normally always join the Resistance. However, the Rise of Resistance ride at Galaxy’s Edge has me feeling as though I should join the Resistance on the first day and switch allegiances the next. See you, Rey. I guess I work for Kylo now. I probably need to brush up on my non-existent lightsaber skills because I want to know how exactly they plan on allowing guests to “train” with a lightsaber. In fact, a new lightsaber may be available for guests of this all-immersive experience if the trailer from the Disney Parks youtube channel is any indication.

My dream of finally being able to become a Jedi turned Sith is (mostly) coming true!

The long-awaited, hyped-up experience diehard Star Wars yearned so long for is finally coming to fruition. This resort will probably be difficult to get into, making it a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience for most of us. But, it will be one of the best attractions and resorts Disney has to offer, furthering their dive into a totally immersive experience.

 

 

 

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser passenger cabin.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser passenger cabin.

 

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